On Thursday the New York State Senate adjourned for 2014 and once again has failed to bring the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA) up for a vote. Conversely, the New York State Assembly has passed GENDA seven times. GENDA would prevent transgender New Yorkers from being denied employment, evicted from their homes, or harassed in public because of their gender identity.
HRC sponsored the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Equality and Justice Day, we testified in support of the bill, and mobilized our members to contact their state senators and the governor in support of GENDA.
The Human Rights Campaign will continue to work to ensure that GENDA comes up for a vote in the New York State Senate next year. We will not stop fighting until transgender New Yorkers have the protections they deserve. We are focused on the New York State Senate. They must act.